Top 41+ Best Bicycle Brands in the World

Bicycle which is commonly known as the bike or cycle is a human-driven vehicle with the help of pedals.

The History of bicycles can be traced back to 19th Century Europe and since then it has been a principal mode of transportation for billions of people.

Bicycle Brands in the World

Scott Bicycle

Country: Switzerland 

It is a Swiss company that is also known for its production of winter equipment, motorsports gear, and sportswear. It was founded by Ed Scott in 1958. Scott’s were the first ones to introduce the aerodynamic handlebar which was followed by a full-suspension mountain bicycle.

Cannondale Bicycle 

Country: United States of America 

It is the American division of Canadian conglomerate Dorel industries. The company was founded by Joe Montgomery, Jim Catrambone, Ron Davies, and Murdock Macgregor in 1971. They were known for producing various high-end bicycles with manufacturing and assembly units in countries like China and Taiwan.

Bianchi Bike

Country: Italy 

It was started by Eduardo Bianchi in 1885 and is considered as the world’s oldest bike making company. Currently, it is under the Cycleurope group. The company has been famous for being the first brand to introduce the use of equal-sized wheels and rubber tires.

GT Bike

Country: United States Of America

GT was founded by Gary Turner and Richard Long in 1972 and is known for its bicycle designs and manufacturing of road, mountain, and BMX bicycles. Just like Cannondale Bicycle, it is also owned by Dorel industries. BMX bicycles are their specialty.

Merida 

Country: Taiwan 

The word Merida means to move with passion and courage. It is a Taiwanese company that is known for its bicycle design, manufacturing, and sales. Its founder is like Tseng and started the company in 1972. Currently, it is run by Ike Tseng’s son Michael Tseng.

Giant Bicycle

Country: Taiwan

It is a Taiwanese bicycle manufacturing company and also known as the world’s largest bicycle manufacturing company. Started by King Liu in 1972, and has its manufacturing facilities in Taiwan, the Netherlands, and China. Giant is the most sought out brand for many professional mountain bike competitors and world champions.

Trek Bicycle 

Country: United States of America 

It was founded by John Burke in 1996. It is known for its strong frames and tailored construction which enables the cyclist to go on tough rides. Trek also design bikes for road mountain and city biking

Specialized Bike

Country: United States of America

It’s founded by Mike Sinyard in 1974 and has its base in Morgan hill, California. The bikes are meant for high performance on mountain trails and city blocks with both distinct strong and light ride. For manufacturing, they have their own alloy as Fact ( Function Advanced Composite Technology)

Fuji Bike 

Country: Japan 

The word Fuji symbolizes Japanese strength and endurance. The company was founded by Okazaki Kyujiro in 1899 and is currently owned by Advanced Sports International. In Asia Fuji brand is marketed by Ideal Bike Corporation ( Taiwan) and set up manufacturing hubs in Taiwan, China, and Poland. 

Cervelo Bike 

Country: Canada

It’s founded by Gerad Vroomen and Phil White in 1995 and known for manufacturing racing and track bicycles. Cervelo uses modern techniques such as CAD, computational fluid dynamics for testing. They make 5 series of bikes such as C and R series(Road), S series(Road), P series(triathlon), T series(track).

Pinarello Bike

Country: Italy

It’s founded by Giavanni Pinarello in 1952 and manufactures handmade bicycles for roads, tracks, and cyclocross. Pinarello Montello SLX, Pinarello Treviso, etc., are some of its famous models. They also sponsor some teams such as Banesto, Caisse d Epargne, Fassa Bortolo, British Cycling, and Velosure-Giordana racing team.

Santa Cruz Bike

Country: United States of America 

It’s established by Rob Roskopp, Mike Marquez, and Rich Norak in 1993 and is known for manufacturing models of mountain bikes made of carbon fiber and aluminum. Apart from manufacturing they also Sponsor Santa Cruz Syndicate ( a downhill racing team).

Colnago Bike 

Country: Italy 

It’s founded by Ernesto Colnago in 1952 and is a manufacturer of high-end road-racing bicycles. The company is known for its high-quality steel bicycles for professional racing alongside innovations in creative design and experimentation with new materials such as carbon fiber.

Kona Bike 

Country: Canada

It’s founded by Dan Gerhard and Jacob Heilbron in 1988 and went on to develop a full range of road, commuter, cyclocross with the addition of mountains by using materials such as carbon fiber, titanium, aluminum, and steel. It is sold in over 60 countries.

Schwinn Bike 

Country: United States of Americ

It was founded by German-born Mechanical Engineer Ignaz Schwinn and later became one of the dominant manufacturers in the American bicycle market. It is one of the biggest brands in the world and famous for its consistent high performance which interests both weekend riders and customary city commuters.

Bilenky 

Country: United States

Founded by Stephen Bilenky in 1983 is known for both fabrication of frames and complete bicycles. Most frames are made of steel but slowly are replaced by titanium. Bilenky also supports Junky and Cyclocross race and co-sponsor Philly Bike Expo.

BMC Switzerland

Country: Switzerland

This company was founded in 1986 and is known for its design, builds and distribution of road bikes, mountain bikes, and commuter bikes for the sale in continents like North America, Europe, South Africa, Australia, East Asia, and United Arab Emirate.

Derby Cycle AG

Country: Germany

It was founded in 1989 and is currently owned by Pon holdings and is considered one of the three largest manufactures of the bicycle in Europe. They have acquired several renowned brands such as Kalkhoff, Focus, Rixe, Univega, Raleigh, etc. 

Abici 

Country: Italy 

It’s founded by Giuseppe Marcheselli, Stefano Stelleti, Cristiano Gozzi in 2006. The company is famous for its classic style bikes, handmade, and experiments in Italy. It includes touring bikes for men and women, racing and mountain bikes. There are five models Granturismo, Camporella, Sveltina, Amante, and Fuga.

Alan

Country: Italy

It was founded by Lodovico Falconi in 1972. The company is known to have pioneered the introduction of aluminum bicycle skeleton which is rendered from aerospace-grade aluminum. They were also the first to develop the manufacturing of products with a carbon frame. They also have numerous race championship titles.

Caloi

Country: Brazil

It’s founded in 1898 and is the biggest cycle manufacturer in Brazil. Caloi builts a wide range of bicycles including mountain bikes, BMX, road bicycles, and child bicycles. In 1960 & it also garnered its popularity in the form of folding cycles.

Cilo

Country: Switzerland

Cilo is an acronym for Charles Jan Lausanne-Oron. This brand has made many champion racers such as Hans Knecht, Beat Breu, Daniel Gisiger, and Tony Rominger. They also sponsor cycling team Cilo-Aufina, Atari and Cicololinea

Dahon

Country: United States of America

It is the most renowned brand for folding cycles and founded by David T Hon in 1982. They have assemblies factories in China and Bulgaria and have patented single hinge frame design where the handlebar folds down and the frame hinge swings to the left. Dahon has achieved many awards for its excellence including the Eurobike award.

Esmaltina

Country: Portugal

It is the largest manufacturer of a bicycle in Portugal. It was founded in 1970 and has exported over 3 million bikes since its inception. Countries such as Spain, France, the United Kingdom along with Africa are the primary exporters of this brand.

Eddy Merckx Cycles

Country: Belgium

It’s founded by Eddy Merckx in 1980. It is a brand of high-end road bikes and is considered as one of the prestigious bicycle brands in the world. The brand is also known for sponsoring any teams and events.

Flying Pigeon

Country: China

It was founded in 1936 years ago by a Japanese businessman in Tianjin. The Flying Pigeon was the forefront for the People’s Republic of China as the government approved it as a form of transport ( considered as 3 essentials along with a sewing appliance and a watch).

Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles 

Country: United States Of America

It was founded by Tony Ellsworth in 1991 and still holds the ownership of the company. The brand is famous for making the road, mountain, beach cruisers, BMX, and fat bikes. The brand is also associated with new innovation regarding ICT( Instant Center Tracking).

Iride Bicycles 

Country: Italy 

The word Iride means Iris of an eye. It is known as the Maserati of Bicycles. Established in the year 1919. The company is a well-known name in producing lugged steel frame bikes. They have a fine surface finish with a large powder coating.

Centurion

Country: United States Of America

It is a brand of bicycles created by Mitchell( Mitch ) Weiner and Junya Yamakoshi in 1969. It is a brand of road and touring bicycles. The certain models of this brand are Centurion Cinelli Equipe, Centurion Pro tour, etc.

Hase Bikes 

Country: Germany

It is a tricycle, tandem, recumbent manufacturing brand, and is founded in the year by Guinness Book of Records for the longest tandem in the world which is 150m long with 93 riders.

 Best Bicycle Brands In The World

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